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How to search in network drive using cmd?

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Is there method to search files in my mapped network drive in windows using cmd ?
My search companion using windows explorer is disabled!
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by:BrandonGalderisi
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either
dir \\servername\sharename\*.txt /s

or dir h:\*.txt /s

where h: is a mapped drive.
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by:CorruptedLogic
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use the dir command. type dir / ? for a list of available options.
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by:jaisonshereen
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is there any way to search keywords inside the files ?
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not that i know of. You'll need to have something like google desktop search in order to do that if your windows search assistant is broken.
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not in any efficient way.  Searching non-indexed locations for items in files will always be slow.  

But you can do it with a grep like tool:

http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/grep.htm
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